Sunday, July 22, 2012

Checking in Again! Also, Spoonflower :).

Good day blogger world!

I woke up today feeling pretty cranky. Easy to do these days. Wish I had more time, but am coming to terms with the fact that I don't with the new job. Then I took some time to to get some sewing, ironing, and dying done, and now it's not so bad.

I've been using Spoonflower.com lately. More so now that I've had one sale :D! Someone bought a fat quarter of my "Seahorse Herd" fabric, which I hope they will be most happy with. I had already bought a fat quarter myself, so I can show you what it will look like:




Spoonflower has been something of a revelation to me. Combining, as it does, all the things I concnetrated on in art school (painting, drawing, and textiles), the possibilities are tantalizing :P. I'm currently dying the fabric shown above, hoping to create a nice tie-dyed patch for a quilt I'm working on. I'm also dying this piece of fabric,




which didn't turn out quite as even in repeat as I'd hoped:





That is why we buy samples first :/. I've since uploaded a different repeat file, which will hopefully turn out better. I just want to upload a few more files so that I can buy a bulk sample of swatches (better deal). Normally they'd cost $5.00 USD each, but when bought in bulk they can come to as little as $1.20 USD each (Between 16 and 30 swatches). I'm waiting on a few samples as we speak. You have to order samples before you can sell things, and rightly so. Sometimes the colours don't come out right, or the repeat is off (hence the jellyfish sample). I've already got a handful of swatches, which I will be including in a quilt I'm working on right now. I'm pretty excited about this because, no only is it going well, but it's another way I can break down my mountainous fabric stash. I love when leftovers become useful in surprising ways :).

So that's where I am right now. If I can stay productive right now, hopefully I'll get to the point where I can afford to spend more time on my craft. Here's hoping.

Later blogger world!

"Seahorse Herd" fabric on Spoonflower:

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1154880

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